This course is for engineers and technicians who need to have a practical knowledge of selection, installation and commissioning of industrial instrumentation and control valves. In many respects a clear understanding and application of these principles is the most important factor in an efficient process control system.
This course is for those individuals primarily involved in achieving effective results for the industrial processes they are responsible for. This would involve the design, specification and implementation of control and measurement equipment. The course focuses on real applications, with attention to special installation considerations and application limitations when selecting or installing different measurement or control equipment.

Course Outline

MODULE 1: Introduction, Basic Terms and Definitions

Basis measurement and control concepts
Basic performance terms and conditions
Advanced performance terms and conditions

MODULE 2: Diagrams and Numbering

P & ID symbols
Selection criteria
Typical applications

MODULE 3: Pressure Measurement

Principles of pressure measurement
Pressure sources
Mechanical transducers and elements
Electrical transducers and elements
Installation considerations
Impact on the overall control loop
Selection tables
Future pressure technologies

MODULE 4: Level Measurement

Principles of level measurement
Simple sight glasses and gauging rods
Buoyancy tape systems
Hydrostatic pressure
Ultrasonic measurement
Radar measurement
Vibration switches
Radiation measurement
Electrical measurement
Density measurement
Future level technologies

MODULE 5: Temperature Measurement

Principles of temperature measurement
Resistance temperature detectors (RTDs)
Liquid-in-glass, filled and bimetallic
Non-contact pyrometers
Installation considerations
Impact on the overall control loop
Selection tables
Future temperature technologies

MODULE 6: Flow and Mass Measurement

Principle of flow measurement
Differential pressure flowmeters
Open channel flow measurement
Variable area flowmeters
Oscillatory flow measurement
Magnetic flow meters
Positive displacement
Ultrasonic flow measurement
Mass flow meters
Installation considerations
Impact on overall control loop
Selection tables

MODULE 7: Control Valves

Principles of control valves
Sliding stem valves
Rotary valves
Control valve selection and sizing
Control valve characteristics / trim
Control valve noise and cavitation
Actuators and positioners
Valve benchset and stroking
Impact on overall control loop
Selection tables
Future technologies

MODULE 8: Basic Control Philosophies

Open loops
Closed loops
Feed forward and ration control
Feedback control
Overview of different tuning rules available
Cascade control
Good practice in troubleshooting
Adaptive and self tuning controllers

MODULE 9: Integration of the System, Modern Trends and Other Process Considerations

Calculation of individual instruments and total error for the system
Selection considerations
Testing and commissioning of subsystems
RS 232, RS 422, RS 423, RS 485, etc.
Fiber optic cables
New smart instruments and fieldbus
Noise and earthing considerations
Materials of construction

MODULE 10: Programmable Logic Controllers Introduction to the PLC

Digital Input / Output Systems
Analog Input / Output Systems
Fundamentals of PLC Programming

MODULE 11: ISO, HAZOPS, Reliability Centered Maintenance, Spare Parts Analysis, Testing and Panel Design

ISO 9001:2000 in depth
HAZOP analysis
Reliability centered maintenance and spare parts analysis
Acceptance Testing (FAT and SAT)
Electrical design of assorted panels


System Hardware & Software
Design & layout
Alarms & Reporting

NB: The course description of all EIT "Certificate" courses has been changed to "Professional Certificate of Competency". Some course brochures are not yet updated. The actual certificate received by successful students will include the new title.

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